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125th Anniversary Medal - Campus Life
Employment at the University is, or has been a career for most staff but for some there has always been an added dimension of voluntary service outside of working hours to its constituents, especially its students. Dedicated service to sports coaching, facilities maintenance, mentoring and pastoral care of international students and staff wives and club organisation are key ingredients in establishing and nurturing th collegiate "glue" that has been part of the Lincoln culture.

The recipients are,

Alistair Campbell
Recently retired long serving faculty member. Alistair has a history of dedicated mentoring of international students, especially from Malaysia and Thailand, dating from Colombo Plan days. A keen participant and promoter of cricket and soccer on campus, both at staff and student levels.

Peter Cosgriff
Secretary of the LURFC and coach dedicated to underage teams, Trustee and Life Member of the Merivale & Lincoln University Rugby Club. Alumni Association President 1975/76. Lincoln University representative on the NZ Institute of Management Council for 25 years and now a Life Member.

Denis Elvidge
Recently retired faculty member, 1" XV rugby coach, NZU selector, LURFC executive member and President, and initial Chairman of Merlins. From the time he captained the 1st XV in the famous promotion-relegation match till his retirement Denis has played a key role in the development and life of the LURFC.

Kate Gow
Chair of the Lincoln Centennial Womens Committee and active member of the Womens Group for many years. Kate has hosted and mentored American exchange students since those programmes began in 1974. For more than a decade she has been hostess and friend to the finalists in the Foundation Farmer of the Year contest.

Neil Gow
40 years association with the LURFC as coach, executive member, President and its representative on the CRFU executive for 15 years. Chairman of the University's Recreation Centre Planning Committee and subsequently its Management Committee. Member of LUSA Blues Panel. Initiator of the original American exchange scheme to Oregon State University in 1974 and still currently the academic director for all North American exchange and study abroad programmes. For the last two decades Neil has been the chief field judge and promoter of the Lincoln Foundation Farmer of the Year Award. Currently Vice President of the Alumni Association and Chair of the 125th Anniversary Committee.

Philippa Horn
Former staff member who undertook counselling training, then listened to and helped many students with personal and academic problems. More recently, since being ordained, Philippa has been on the chaplaincy service of the University. For many years she and her husband Huntly Horn have hosted international students at Christmas.

Peter Jarvis
Long serving Club Captain and executive member of the LURFC, coach of underage teams, organiser of interfaculty competitions and often referee. Has a special empathy with the needs and desires of recreational rugby players.

Roger Lough
Long serving, well respected rugby coach at all levels, best known for his superb 1981 1st XV which swept all before it. Roger was honoured by the LURFC last year for two decades of coaching which he somehow managed to combine with his life as a very busy international consultant.

Dick Lucas
The staff member who turned profits from cigarette sales into the establishment of the University's art collection and has continued to oversee its growth. A key member of the University's Site Development Committee Dick has been a proactive promoter of the architectural and botanical heritage of the University.

Jim Malcolm
Long serving Clubrooms Controller of the LURFC in a number of sites. A mate to all rugby players, but a quietly assertive disciplinarian when required, Jim has always been the epitome of the Lincoln collegiate spirit. A past member of the Alumni Association executive for six years.

Kelvin Nicolle
Swimming pool maintenance is not everyone’s favourite pastime, especially on a voluntary basis, but for years Kelvin soldiered on and relieved Sam Leary of the responsibility when the Recreation Centre was a leaner operation than it is today.

Stewart Pittaway
Another long serving coach and executive member of the LURFC. Stewart's passion for rugby and his technical excellence as a coach have left an indelible mark on all those students tutored by him. Currently the Chairman of the Merivale & Lincoln University Club he has been determined to ensure its survival and growth in a very competitive financial and social environment.

Jack Simpson
World War II veteran and tennis enthusiast who mutated into a highly respected 1st XV team manager and player mentor. Jack in his time with the team was the rock that players could rely on at times of personal stress.

Michael Smetham
Partner in crime with Dick Lucas, Michael has been as passionate about our art collection as he is about sub clover. He has been responsible for archiving the collection and producing its excellent brochure, which he continues to work on in his retirement.

Margaret Sykes
An active member of the University's Womens Group since her husband Andrew joined the staff. In more recent years she has been the main organiser of the Group's activities and has put a special emphasis on incorporating the wives of international staff members.

Keith Thompson
Limbo to one and all, was for many years the life and driving force of the Alpine Sports Club. An enthusiast for all things alpine, fun and chicken manure drives, Limbo made sure that the club was established on a firm administrative and financial footing to deal with the burgeoning and diverse demands of modern student recreational activities. A keen ostrich farmer Keith has never been one to bury his head in the sand.